Pulse Wrestling ROH Rankings: January 2, 2009

Here is the latest update of Inside Pulse Wrestling’s OFFICIAL rankings of Ring of Honor. Rankings, will be posted the first Friday of every month. Click Here for last month’s Rankings (as of December 5).

Official Pulse Wrestling Rankings for Ring of Honor

ROH World Champion – Nigel McGuinness (since 10.6.08)
1. Austin Aries (2)
2. Bryan Danielson (3)
3. Naomichi Marufuji (1)
4. Tyler Black (6)
5. Jimmy Jacobs (5)
6. Jerry Lynn (2)
7. Kenny Omega (NR)
8. Claudio Castagnoli (5)
9. Necro Butcher (10)
10. Rhett Titus (NR)

ROH Tag Team Champions – Kevin Steen & El Generico (since 9.19.08)
1. The Briscoe Brothers (1)
2. Roderick Strong, Brent Albright & Erick Stevens (2) *
3. Sweet N’ Sour, Inc. (5)
4. The Age of the Fall (4)
5. Nigel McGuinness & Claudio Castagnoli (5)

*This trio is ranked together due to all three combinations of tag teams appearing on recent shows. This is really no different then ranking Sweet N’ Sour, Inc. or The Age of the Fall. Also, they keep their #2 Ranking from last month as Albright & Stevens.

NOTE: With ROH’s ever-changing roster, we will no longer be listing non-ranked wrestlers.

In this monthly feature, the Inside Pulse Wrestling editorial board ranks the Heavyweight and Tag Team within Ring of Honor. Rankings include the top ten Heavyweights, and the top five Tag TeamsROHwrestling.com, plus regular, unlisted competitors.

These rankings take into account (in order):

-Current title status
-Declared and presumed storyline rankings
-Recent victories and quality of opponents
-Quality of matches (psychology, workrate, and entertainment value)
-Quality of TV exposure (length, placement during show, and crowd response)

Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts below!

Thanks to Jacob Ziegler & The Cool Kids Table for contributions in the monthly ROH Rankings.